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IHS Markit and Careers in Financial Technology

PIR_Finance_Tech_2Leaders in the global financial market, Adam Kansler ’90 and Jennifer Crupnick Weisbard ’10 of IHS Markit will return to the Colleges as part of the Professionals in Residence series to offer insight on Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 7:30 in the Sanford Room. Kansler, the firm’s executive vice president of financial markets, and Weisbard, the director of account management, will also interview select students on Wednesday, Feb. 14 in Trinity Hall.

As executive vice president, Kansler oversees pricing and reference data, trade processing, valuations, indices, and economic and country risk products. Kansler previously served as global co-head of Markit’s information division and head of North American operations. Earlier, he served as Markit’s chief administrative officer and general counsel – leading human resources, legal, corporate communications, risk, regulatory and strategic alliances. He holds a B.A. in economics from Hobart and William Smith Colleges and received his J.D. from Columbia University School of Law.

Weisbard’s work is focused on customers in the tri-state area. At HWS, Weisbard majored in environmental studies, minored in economics and English, studied abroad in Queensland and was a member of the HWS Sailing Team.

Kansler, Weisbard and other HWS alums recently welcomed 23 students to their Manhattan offices for the NYC Finance Experience Program.

IHS Markit is a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions for the major industries and markets that drive economies worldwide. The firm, which has offered internships to current students and has hired more than a dozen alums, employs about 3,000 people worldwide, with offices in London, Chicago, and New York. The company provides independent data, valuations and trade processing in order to enhance transparency, reduce risk and improve operational efficiency across all asset classes. Its client base includes several significant institutional participants in the financial marketplace. The company has won numerous awards for its investment in product innovation and technology development.

The Professionals in Residence series is open to all majors and provides students with the opportunity to gain advice and perspective on various professional industries.

For more information on the Professionals in Residence series, please email cso@hws.edu, call ext. 3514, or visit www.hws.edu/career.